Single Idea 15306

[catalogued under 14. Science / D. Explanation / 1. Explanation / b. Aims of explanation]

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Harré,R./Madden,E.H. (Causal Powers [1975], 9.I)

Book Reference

Harré,R/Madden,E.H.: 'Causal Powers: A Theory of Natural Necessity' [Blackwell 1975], p.163

A Reaction

This points to powers as the fundamentals of all explanations, whereas if stasis also has to be explained then structures and matter have to be explained. Why is there something rather than nothing? No explanations allowed!